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"So, I Killed a Few People..."

Author: Gary Rudoren and David Summers
A chillingly comic monologue delivered by a convicted serial killer on death row whose final request is to put on a one-man show.
Content Advisory: some adult language, one detailed description of a killing, not for children or impressionable teens, no nudity but character sits in an adult diaper for a time
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 7/6/2011

3 MEN

Author: Mike Folie
A middle-aged playwright/speechwriter given one more chance to have a play produced on Broadway remembers three charismatic older men who influenced his life and art.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/26/2016

7th and 11th Dimensions

Author: Brian Luna
One man’s tale of poverty, shame, and self-discovery as seen from the bottom of a Slurpee cup.
Content Advisory: A few cases of strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/11/2014

A Fallopian Fairy Tale

Author: Marisa Marquez
Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/31/2013

A Fire as Bright as Heaven

Author: Tim Collins
A five-part, multi-character solo show that explores America's social and political upheaval, from 9/11 to the 2008 presidential elections.
Content Advisory: Adult language and situations
1 Act, 90 Minutes
6 Females, 29 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/28/2011

A.D.A.M. 2.0

Author: Tyler Grimes
Join Founder and CEO of Rossum Robotics, Dr. Derek Rossum, for the launch of their latest product: "A.D.A.M. 2.0."
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 11/2/2014

After Anne Frank

Author: Carol Lempert
"March. 1973. Dear diary, I borrowed The Diary of Anne Frank from the library today, but I can’t bring myself to open it." And so begins 32 years of Carol Lempert ducking Anne’s legacy, but something keeps pulling her back. Again and again and again.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/11/2011

Alabama Bound

Author: Charlotte Higgins
A one-woman play featuring five different darkly humorous, sometimes heartbreaking vignettes of Southern women in various stages of trouble.
Content Advisory: Some violence and strong language. Not appropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

American Badass

Author: Chris Harcum
Through a dozen monologue, the character that Bush Administration America struggles to present--both domestically and to the greater world--is examined.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

American Cake

Author: Jonathan Pereira
A solo satire about love and patriotism... and a lot of cake.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/27/2015

And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years)

Author: David Hansen
Hit the road with cartoonist Pengo in pursuit of the finish line - dashing through relationships, hurdling heartbreak, and threading through the Five Boroughs in a record quarter-century ... and time is running out.
Content Advisory: profanity, mature themes
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 11/21/2013

Anhedonia Road

Author: Chris Harcum
A solo performance set at the intersection of Don Quixote, The Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, and The Twilight Zone. Joe Harper, an everyman at the end of his rope, goes on an uncommon adventure to capture a yellow balloon. But this ain’t no ordinary yellow balloon and it sends Joe crashing into a cast of colorful characters in an alternate-reality heartland where no GPS can help him. Are you on the right road?
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 9 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2004
Date Added: 2/15/2012

Art's Heart

Author: Anthony Johnston
Art is convinced he suffers from a very serious heart condition, that “any beat could be [his] last" - his obsessive love for the handsome Frenchman who lives across the street, his strange friendship with a fish named Paul, and the harsh realities of the world outside his apartment force Art to confront his fears head-on in this one-man comedy.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/4/2011

As Directed

Author: Dawn Sofia
Sandi Sabattini, obedient executive secretary and divorced menopausal mom, gets entangled in an office crisis with her philandering boss and is forced to confront her guilty conscience and choose which path to follow.
Content Advisory: adult theme/strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/13/2011

Ascending Bodily

Author: Maggie Cino
A fantastical solo play in which an unusual lady with many handbags muses about life, love and llamas.
Content Advisory: Suggested romance
1 Act, 20 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/12/2014

At The Flash

Author: Sean Chandler and David Leeper
A mind-bending, one-performer, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history.
Content Advisory: LGBT Themes, Adult Themes, Some Strong Language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/28/2016

BANG! The Curse Of John Wilkes Booth

Author: Scott Baker
Verse, magic, song, sideshow antics, and stand-up comedy combine to tell the mysterious legend of John Wilkes Booth in a one person theatre event.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/2/2013

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Author: Glen Williamson
An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction . . . and a Goddess.
Content Advisory: NA
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/21/2012

Beneath My Father's Sky

Author: Zara Phillips
After her adoptive mother dies and she's left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she's always longed to know and the sister who was never born.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/25/2014

Big Top Machine

Author: Kevin Augustine
Setting ancient hero mythology against our modern yearnings for magic, an aerialist performer joins a corporate-owned circus in search of wonder but finds an underworld sideshow instead.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/16/2011

Blank

Author: Brian Stanton
An adoptee embarks on a mythical quest for identity where he discovers the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birth mother, and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Mature Content regarding issue of Rape
1 Act, 65 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Bridge to Baraka

Author: Yvette Heyliger
Emboldened by the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, Yvette X stakes her claim as a female dramatist coming of age artistically, racially and politically during the ongoing fight for parity for women in the American Theatre.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/17/2014

Bright Swords

Author: Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 95 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

Brown and Black and White All Over

Author: Antonio Sacre
A sincere, urgent, and often humorous account of a week-long men’s gathering in the woods that asks deeply personal and politcal questions of race, indentity, and the possibility of healing.
Content Advisory: The play has strong language and adult situations.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Burning in the Night

Author: Richard Warren
Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/6/2013

butyou'reaman or: The Seven Men I Came Out to in India

Author: Matthew Dicken
Navigating his travels in India, an out-since-13 American finds love and must relearn to see queer. Matthew daringly claims his mythic ancestors and messily mashes (pop) cultures. In the sticky space between sexualities, intimate landscapes of sensuous political variety await.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015

CLENCHED

Author: David Mogolov
David ostensibly sits down to tell the story of being struck overnight by a debilitating mystery illness, but in explaining how his doctor prescribed relaxation, his story veers into a comic exploration of the limits of self-control and self-knowledge, with results that audiences will find familiar, funny, and delightfully weird.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/22/2016

Clipping In

Author: Terrence S. Gray
An improbable, sometimes difficult, and altogether hilarious journey about self-discovery and finding community in the format of a 60-minute group exercise class.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/18/2016

CLUTTER: I’m Saving My Life and It’s Killing Me

Author: Nancy Redman
Nancy, a hoarder, attempts to break her addiction after her landlord gives her an eviction notice with one week to get rid of her clutter.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/3/2012

CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)

Author: Mark Murray
One man leads you through the journey of being the ears for his family. As son and interpreter for his Deaf parents, Tim struggles to find where he belongs between the Deaf and hearing worlds.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/13/2015

Conversations While Dining Alone, A Monologue Play

Author: K.O. Johnson
Quote from review: "Collectively forming a mosaic of the human heart."
Content Advisory: Some monologues have strong language.
1 Act, 120 Minutes
20 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/20/2016

Crack'd

Author: Catherine Montgomery
An unhinged young woman deals with her mother’s recent suicide.
Content Advisory: Sex, substance abuse, strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Cry of the Mountain

Author: Adelind Horan
Twelve verbatim monologues about mountaintop removal transcrbed from interviews conducted by the actor in the mountains of Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
12 Gender Neutral Characters
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

Daniel Pelican

Author: Chris Van Strander
An amateur yachtsman pulls off the greatest hoax in maritime history when he fakes his way into winning a round-the-world race; obsessed with fame and racked with guilt, he struggles to keep hold of reality as he descends into madness.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 3/20/2013

Dear Prudence

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 7/16/2014

Death in Venice in First Person

Author: Rory Lance
A new one-person adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic tale of Aschenbach's summer holiday and how it quickly becomes a journey of self-discovery and an exploration of the very depths of loneliness and obsession.
Content Advisory: Sexual themes
2 Acts, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

Detention #11: End of Days

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Twenty 2-minute monologues exploring the possibility of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
8 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Detention #14: Detention The Musical!

Author: Primary Stages ESPA
Lyrics to nine songs based on major events in 2012.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
10 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/10/2013

Diva

Author: S.P. Monahan
Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.
Content Advisory: Adult themes, descriptions of violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 10/3/2013

Do You Know Me?

Author: Mina Samuels
A woman tries to take her daughter to school, but she has lost her short-term memory. Mired in the past, she struggles to recall who she is.
Content Advisory: Limited strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/2/2016

Donna/Madonna

Author: John Paul Karliak
The award-winning adoption solo comedy about an adopted son with two mothers: the doting Catholic homemaker and the fashionista wife of a British pop star.
Content Advisory: mildly strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 11/21/2011

Dumber Faster

Author: David Mogolov
How can a man with a smartphone be so consistently stupid? A comedy about our stupid, broken brains.
Content Advisory: Drug references, strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Eating My Garbage

Author: David Mogolov
Dumbfounded by a call from a political pollster who sounds suspiciously like Laura Linney, David searches himself for a rational reason to believe the nation isn't utterly doomed. When he can't quite think of one, he turns to irrational reasons. That's when his search gets more promising.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 52 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2014

Eleven Dollar Prophet

Author: Antonio Sacre
A commentary on performance, theater, and art in general the play explores the insatiable desire of a crowd to be led and the devices of a performer to command that crowd.
Content Advisory: nudity, strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language and situations, and blasphemous religious speech for some religions
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 1/26/2013

EMERGENCY A La Carte

Author: Nancy Redman
A comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/12/2013

Exact Change

Author: Christine Howey
The story of a transgender journey, from birth through the transition at age 45, exploring with humor and poignancy how a person finds her own voice and champions her own identity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/28/2015

Face Value

Author: Kevin R. Free
The friends, family and associates of Wes Youngman, African-American country singer, want to know one thing: Is Wes Youngman REALLY Black?
Content Advisory: Adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2000
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Failure to Thrive (We Small Hours)

Author: Jeff McMahon
Roping together political/sexual violation with moments of redemption and epiphany, this solo leaps from fascist apologists to terrorists to pedophiles grooming their victims "in the wee small hours of the morning."
Content Advisory: language and subject
1 Act, 24 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 6/1/2012

Fearing: Tale of a Dreadful Town

Author: Nicholas Priore
The once peaceful people of Fearing have been stricken with a disease that is causing them to tear themselves and each other apart.
Content Advisory: Disturbing themes, extreme macabre
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 17 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Free Desiree

Author: Amontaine Aurore
The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 75 Minutes
6 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/9/2013

From Busk Till Dawn: The Life of an NYC Street Performer

Author: Tim Intravia
7 Years of street performing in NYC makes many stories to tell, and so here you go.
Content Advisory: intended for mature audiences; there is strong language and adult content
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/17/2012

Future Worlds: Tricorn Init!

Author: Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
A cut-up of found text, graffiti and signage written in a notebook days before The Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, UK was demolished in 2004, a prime example of 60s brutalist architecture, which had been voted the ugliest building in all of Britain.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 15 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/20/2011

Good Enough

Author: Matthew LaBanca
In an attempt to avoid the judgment of others, Matthew strives only to be good, successful, and perfect, but living this "right" life creates a high level of anxiety and an ache for true authenticity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

Gotham Standards

Author: Chris Harcum
In a series of eight monologues, Chris Harcum goes in the minds of several men and looks at life in relation to two icons, his grandmother and Batman.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Green

Author: Chris Harcum
An epic misadventure with crooked politicians, double agents, bickering robot lovers, supernova recording artists and the sweetest Scottish mercenary in the galaxy. Only a poet can straighten out this mess, but even if one of the last full-blooded humans in the universe can save the world, will there be a place for him in it?
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 18 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/6/2011

Green Eyes, Just Like You and Me

Author: Gary Walker
A story of one unusual family's collective open heart that explores why doing the right thing isn't always necessarily the right thing to do.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/23/2015

Groundwork

Author: Derek Davidson
“Grow a garden.” The idea hits Paul like a meteor and he’s off to save the planet one seedling at a time. Saving himself, however, will prove the harder battle.
Content Advisory: GROUNDWORK was written to be family-friendly. It does not, therefore, contain any adult language, nudity, or the like.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/19/2015

Hand, Job: Four plays about love, sex and work

Author: Jonathan Kravetz
Four short plays about love, sex and work.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, Adult themes,
1 Act, 57 Minutes
2 Females, 7 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/18/2014

Hazards

Author: Mina Samuels
Part clown, part Freud, with a dash of existentialism—a spoken word performance piece in the absurdist tradition.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Health Insurance

Author: Kris Kling
Faced with an audience looking for a show, an actor forced onstage initially stalls then gives way to a comic downward spiral of identity crisis, loss, and human connection.
Content Advisory: Strong language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 8/27/2015

Heel

Author: Jeff McMahon
Using text, movement, and imagery, HEEL marches through the collateral damage of September 11, 2001, examining both the attack and the culture of closure and forgetting.
Content Advisory: Some strong language. Not appropriate for children
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 4/30/2012

How I Came to Be Buffalo Bill

Author: Richard Warren
The adventures of Hon. William F. Cody, as told by himself in his very own words, mostly.
Content Advisory: Family-friendly
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2001
Date Added: 12/19/2011

How to Be a Successful Teacher

Author: Michele Miller
A theatrical mockumentary that explores the reality of teaching through the eyes of Ms. M, an ‘unbreakable’ teacher…or is that what she puts on for the cameras?
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
12 Females, 6 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

How to Do a One Person Show

Author: Kelly Kinsella and Padraic Lillis
A celebrated solo performer is invited to present a new work and while appearing to spontaneously create the show in the moment, she comes to the realization that the lesson isn’t how we create but why.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/30/2015

How to Survive Crack Addiction

Author: Padraic Lillis
A solo show that is the reading of a self-help guide for addicts that want to keep using.
Content Advisory: Adult situation, some strong language.
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/3/2013

I am the Knave of Hearts

Author: John Carter
Don Juan escapes from Hell and finds himself on a stage in front of an audience; his eyes light up.
Content Advisory: Graphic verbal descriptions of lust, seduction, sexual intercourse, body parts and fluids, swordplay, bloodshed, perdition, etc.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 12/27/2013

I Can't Give You Anything But Songs

Author: Pippa White
In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

I Hate This (a play without the baby)

Author: David Hansen
Join David for a trip from when his son was stillborn and through the year that follows ... but not in that order.
Content Advisory: one vulgarity, acknowledgement of sex
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 1/10/2014

I'm Sorry

Author: Katya Lidsky
A one-woman play about how a people-pleasing apologist became an animal-loving activist.
Content Advisory: Video footage about vivisection included as part of story, strong language, upsetting content about animal welfare issues
1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/30/2012

Immaculate Degeneration

Author: Pamela Sabaugh
A musical coming of age journey through the world with an invisible disability: after a rebellious teen becomes vision impaired-leaving her unable to drive in the Motor City-she must set forth on a quest to come to terms with and articulate just what it is to be, neither fully blind nor sighted, but somewhere "in between."
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/17/2012

In Our Name

Author: Elena Hartwell
A triptych of short, breathtaking one-acts about the ways that the War in Iraq has hit home, especially among American women.
Content Advisory: Descriptions of physical and psychological damage caused by combat
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 7/1/2011

i-POD

Author: Natalie Menna
An artist posing as an environmentalist struggles to survive two months on an Eco-Barge in order to compete for a Guggenheim grant and come to terms with her father's legacy.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 30 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/14/2016

Jesus in a Beehive: The Last Temptation Of Mitchell Pantene

Author: Bob Stewart
An effeminate, Southern hairdresser in the East Village claims he’s channeling Jesus, St. Paul, Mother Mary, & Magdalene in the pre-dawn hours before the grand opening of his salon.
Content Advisory: Occasional Strong Language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 8/30/2012

Jimmy: The Story of James Dean

Author: Jacob Moushey
The play follows the actor on the last day of his life, while he is kept waiting in his dressing trailer to shoot his final scene for the film "Giant".
Content Advisory: some strong language, adult themes
1 Act, 40 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 1/3/2012

Juana in a Million

Author: Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi
The quest of an illegal immigrant to find a place where she can truly exist.
Content Advisory: Strong language, violence
1 Act, 60 Minutes
11 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Judge, Yuri & Executioner

Author: Ed Malin
Zack, an 85 year-old masochist who prefers older women, takes a moment to tell his life story.
Content Advisory: Some mature language and costuming
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/23/2012

Juliet

Author: Omar Sangare
A woman appears on her balcony to develop her one-woman drama.
Content Advisory: Some Adult language
2 Acts, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1999
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince

Author: Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
Content Advisory:
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/21/2016

Kiss Your Brutal Hands

Author: Jim Shankman
Two Jewish men from opposite ends of life, who turn out to be intimately connected, struggle with earthly and spiritual crises.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual issues, religious issues.
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Krapp, 39

Author: Michael Laurence
Reeling on his 39th birthday, an actor's obsessive identification with Beckett's famous character compels him to examine his own quixotic life: his fears, his failures, and his search for (and forfeiture of) love, all in preparation to record a version of the 39-year-old Krapp's soliloquy to be used in an imagined production of "Krapp's Last Tape" in the year 2038.
Content Advisory: Language. Adult themes
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 7/14/2011

Laughing Man

Author: Nicholas Priore
The origin story of our favorite villain.
Content Advisory: Disturbing and gruesome content
1 Act, 20 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males, 3 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/4/2016

Leading Men

Author: Blake Walton
One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/24/2014

Life, Audited

Author: Steven W. Mize
A true David & Goliath story of self-discovery, while one average man defends himself against the IRS, told through receipts, anxiety, diet soda...and a hint of creativity. En route, he audits his life, and comes face to face with his own inner dilemma.
Content Advisory: This is a true American story, with adult themes about money, taxes, truth and the average American citizen's battle against the I.R.S. But there is no profanity, nudity or deferential language.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/7/2014

Linda Lovely Goes to Broadway

Author: Ann Morrison
Broadway veteran Ann Morrison finds profound truth and beauty in her friend and colleague Linda, a highly creative woman with Down syndrome, who teaches deep lessons with simplicity and love.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

Look, What I Don't Understand

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
In a 1960’s US immigrant detainment center, the play asks the audience of border patrol to decide the fate of Bulgarian communist defectors caught in red tape limbo.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/14/2011

Lost in Lvov

Author: Sandy Simona
The play brings to life several generations of an educated Jewish family as it transitions from the former Soviet Union to a new life in America, which is often overwhelming, often hilarious, always meaningful.
Content Advisory: Mature content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/16/2015

Lou

Author: John Carter
Nothing was off limits to her. Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud fell under her spell. Watch her peel back her life to reveal the amazing bodies in her wake.
Content Advisory: Some verbal description of sexual activity (masturbation and intercourse) and several expressions of discontent with God.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011

Love in Action

Author: Pippa White
Three women saw health care needed some work, and did it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/1/2016

Love Lessons Learned

Author: Erin Renée Roberts
Eros, the goddess of love and desire, takes you through her romantic odyssey; pain and pleasure will ensue.
Content Advisory: Adult Language and partial nudity (PG-13, AGES: 16+)
0 Acts, 35 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/23/2015

Love Me Forever Billy H. Tender

Author: Jesse LaVercombe
January 31st, 2021: Billy H. Tender, Canadian pop icon, is about to play new music for a raging audience in Toronto, but his family is elsewhere: his theatre theorist mother, Stella, has absconded from her research and is secretly soliciting phone sex with strangers, and Hal, Billy’s adoring younger brother, hasn’t left his room… and no one is answering his calls.
Content Advisory: Sexual Content, Strong Language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Lower East Side Plays

Author: Tom Diriwachter
The vacuum goes, light switch needs to be replaced, car fails inspection: it's the little things that get you in the end.
Content Advisory: A couple instances of strong language.
1 Act, 35 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/28/2015

Magdalen

Author: Erin Layton
Long silenced voices are unveiled in this one woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls where unwed mothers, prostitutes and flirts are told they can "wash away their sins" in commercial laundries run by nuns.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/4/2012

Mahamudra

Author: Chris Harcum
Roy, an unmerciful theatre critic on a major power trip, must atone for his misdeeds in front of a live audience. When he turns his razor-sharp analysis on himself, he unlocks an imaginative world full of suspense and wonder.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 30 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 2/15/2012

Meaty One Act Plays

Author: Mark Loewenstern
Food for thought, including three finalists for the Heideman Award!
Content Advisory:
1 Act
5 Females, 4 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/12/2014

Mica's Skin

Author: Ana Asensio, Paloma Bravo and Jean Randich
Childless, single and just fired two days after her mother’s death, Mica faces the mirror with humor, wit and the ability to portray a generation caught off guard by the crisis while they were texting.
Content Advisory: Strong language as used in real life
3 Acts, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

Michael's Daughter

Author: Ciera Payton
Ciera's paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual movement, sexual themes, violent/drug abuse themes
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 3/9/2014

Misadventures in the Art of Movie Making

Author: Annie Worden
Based on an outrageous true story, the play explores the guts and humor needed to stand up for one’s own peculiar creativity.
Content Advisory: Adult language and sexual situations
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/16/2011

Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown

Author: Joe Hutcheson
Civil War era Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-something gay New Yorker (to whom she refers to as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation.
Content Advisory: Brief, non-frontal nudity. Strong language. Some sexual references.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 4/6/2013

Misshapen Jack, the Nebraska Hunchback

Author: Trav S.D.
A journey through one man’s fevered brain as he attempts to persuade us through the power of his words to join him in his quest to confront the evil represented by the title character.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1989
Date Added: 1/5/2013

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again

Author: Donald Molosi
A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl

Author: Zoe Weil
Personal stories about writer/performer Zoe Weil's life as a humane educator and her challenges living according to the MOGO (most good) principle to do the most good and the least harm to herself, other people, animals, and the environment.
Content Advisory: Occasional Profanity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/14/2013

My Penis – In and Out of Trouble

Author: Antonio Sacre
A remarkable, brutally funny, controversial, and disturbing personal exploration of sex, sexuality, and manhood.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, include strong sexual language and situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1998
Date Added: 1/25/2013

Natural Novice

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Siobhan O’Loughlin is smart. She’s funny. She’s pretty. And she’s…hairy.
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexuality/sexual themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 7/23/2014

Naught But Pirates

Author: Sean Owens
A night of dressing and dining well is ruined for historian Solomon Lynch, when his dinner guest breaks free of his restraints and expresses ideas of his own about the notoriously pansexual pirate Black Dick.
Content Advisory: Gay themes, suggested violence & sexuality, mild profanity
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Nihils: The Negation of Everything

Author: Trav S.D.
A nonlinear autobiography about a cat who can’t make the scene.
Content Advisory: some strong language
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 1/5/2013

Not To Be Negative but...

Author: Jack Sundmacher
A man talks to his sperm about fatherhood.
Content Advisory: Comedic. Clean.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/16/2016

On the Outskirts of Everything

Author: Tim Collins
A desperate anger management counselor expounds the wisdom of The Dog Whisperer while Frodo and Hitler wage war on a Starbuck's condiment bar; six conflicted characters grapple with the vicissitudes of contemporary masculinity.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 68 Minutes
0 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/11/2013

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Author: Robin Rice
Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/1/2015

Out of Focus

Author: Geralyn Cassidy
A New York actor works the background and speaks without speaking.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 5/6/2016

Paradise Lost

Author: Paul Van Dyck
Paradise Lost is a one-person, multi-media, theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th century poem of the same title.
Content Advisory: Simulate Puppet Sex
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Picture Incomplete, a one man musical

Author: Trent Armand Kendall
Feeling older, but not wiser, The Storyteller takes a journey of discovery told through multiple characters, monologues and original songs.
Content Advisory: Adult content, some strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 12/10/2011

Planting the Seed

Author: Little Black Dress INK's ONSTAGE Project
Winning collection of 10-minute plays and short monologues on the theme: Planting the Seed
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 120 Minutes
13 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 4/8/2015

Poe, Times Two

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
A double-bill of short, one-man plays adapted from two classic stories of mystery and horror, "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 65 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 10/7/2014

Polanski Polanski

Author: Saviana Stanescu
A poetic monodrama imagining/exploring three threshold moments in the life of famed film director Roman Polanski; a fictionalized tale of desire, escape and punishment blending elements of film and theater as it delves into the brilliant mind of the controversial figure.
Content Advisory: Erotic language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/11/2013

Possum Creek

Author: Andrea Alton
Naive young Civil War bride Beth Ann discovers the joys, heartbreaks and befuddlement of waiting at home for her soldier husband in Possum Creek, Ohio.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/20/2015

Preacher Man

Author: Jesse LaVercombe
A man tied to an electric chair tells his audience what it feels like to lead a fulfilled life.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 20 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/10/2014

Preparation Hex

Author: Bob Brader
Love is not the only ring of fire. This hemorrhoid tale and love story is monologist Bob Brader’s comic odyssey to get the girl and live to love her.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Prick

Author: Hal Ackerman
It's Tootsie but with prostate cancer instead of a dress.
Content Advisory: It involves loss of sexuality so yes it discusses sexuality.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 12/30/2011

Pussy

Author: Maura Halloran
A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly "curious" landlady and their cat… this love triangle is starting to get crowded.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
4 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/2/2014

Random Acts

Author: Renata Hinrichs
What happens when a young girl is left to fend for herself on the streets of the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s?
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/21/2015

Recess

Author: Una Aya Osato
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, the play takes the audience into the hearts and minds of children navigating their way through life and public school in NYC.
Content Advisory: Some strong language (if produced for young audiences or educational institutions where inappropriate the curses may be omitted, please check with the author first)
1 Act, 57 Minutes
4 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Remission

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Written for and based on the life of Daniel Martin Berkey, an actor who experienced remission from schizophrenia in his mid-50's; not about Daniel or schizophrenia, but an inside personal expression of his journey into and out of schizophrenia.
Content Advisory: Shockingly graphic language throughout
1 Act, 120 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/20/2011

Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays

Author: Reproductive Freedom Festival
30 writers share short original works recognizing and celebrating reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, including comedic and dramatic plays, as well as poetry, spoken word, lyrics and essays, divided into sections on: Heroines, Next Generations, Conflicts, Body Politics, Discoveries, and What We Know, plus special sections on Ireland and song lyrics.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 130 Minutes
43 Females, 9 Males, 11 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 9/19/2016

Rhapsody in Black

Author: LeLand Gantt
Straddling the color line––never quite the right hue––a black man struggles with what it means to be black, and eventually discovers what it means to be a man.
Content Advisory: strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
7 Females, 12 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Right Time to Say I Love You

Author: Cindy Wolfe Boynton
Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 40 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/4/2012

Roberta!

Author: Natalie Menna
At the corner of hope and delusion, meet Roberta. Join her on her journey from reality to unreality to projected reality and back again. There's no end to Roberta's fantasies and rants. Scary that there's a little bit of Roberta in all of us!
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/10/2016

Salamander Starts Over

Author: Armando Merlo
When a derelict teenager is sent to Prep School by his parents, he encounters a cast of oddball teachers, students and coaches and is given a gift by his greatest mentor of all.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
2 Females, 13 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/15/2012

Salve Regina: A Coming Of GAY Story

Author: Javier Rivera
Born in Puerto Rico to an ultra-religious mother and a domineering father is not easy, especially when it’s likely you are a big Queen...thank God for Madonna.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/12/2015

Shower Me

Author: Sheyenne Javonne Brown
In the midst of celebrating her baby shower, Sheyenne and her guests share their joys and fears of motherhood through the presentation of gifts received.
Content Advisory: strong language, graphic images of a violent nature
1 Act, 60 Minutes
9 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2014

Silent Witnesses

Author: Stephanie Satie
How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become.
Content Advisory: Not for very young children, but there is no "adult content."
1 Act, 85 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/13/2015

Sleep At Your Own Risk

Author: Matthew Ethan Davis
A one-man comedy about a man struggling through the insanity of sleepwalking.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/16/2012

Smoker

Author: Bob Brader
Award-Winning monologist Bob Brader realizes all the complex connections he has through smoking: how it helped him through a turbulent childhood and loveless relationships, how it created jobs and opportunities and community, and one particular connection too precious to let go.
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

Snakes I Have Known

Author: Molly Montgomery
There are all kinds of snakes in Molly’s life. Some of them are reptiles; most of them are Texans. From DFW to JFK, this is her story.
Content Advisory: Minimal strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
9 Females, 6 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

Solemn Mockeries

Author: Rick Creese
"Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"
Content Advisory: A few mild sexual allusions.
2 Acts, 72 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/27/2014

Some Kind of Pink Breakfast

Author: Chris Harcum
Chris Harcum turns his life in high school into a John Hughes' movie, peppered with '80s references, in this bittersweet solo comedy.
Content Advisory: Adult language and strong content. '80s references
1 Act, 60 Minutes
7 Females, 22 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Some of the Side Effects

Author: David Shaw
A teenage trip through a mental hospital.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Sexual situations, Drug use.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/15/2015

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Author: Frank Blocker
A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language, but the "f" word can be removed. Some strong content and situations, but nothing worse than network TV.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Spaceman

Author: Leegrid Stevens
The depths of mankind's last unknown frontiers - outer space and a grieving heart - are explored in this new play about a woman's solo journey to Mars.
Content Advisory: Strong Language
3 Acts, 105 Minutes
1 Female, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 1/20/2015

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Author: Bob Brader
The totally true story of Bob Brader discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father's dark secret.
Content Advisory: Strong Language and Adult Situations
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2007
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Stabilized Not Controlled

Author: Frank Blocker
Dark comedy about a murderous New York City landlord who goes to war with rent-stabilzed tenants: a septuagenarian sex addict, a Log Cabin-accountant, an aging stoner, The Fake English actress, and homeless squatter Jackie O.
Content Advisory: Adult content and themes. Language is important to the New York locale. Situations include frank sexual discussions and substance abuse
1 Act, 70 Minutes
4 Females, 13 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 5/9/2013

Stealing Sam

Author: Steven Gallagher
Sam and Jimmy have been best friends for more than twenty five years and they are supposed to be facing “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic together.
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/13/2015

Stuff

Author: John Feffer
A play about the things we carry with us through life: the objects, the secrets, the stuff.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Syndrome

Author: Kirk Wood Bromley
Syndrome is the first person story of Joshua Berg (written based on interviews with him), an actual Tourettic actor who performed the piece originally, about his experience with Tourette Syndrome.
Content Advisory: Lots of adult language, no nudity
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/27/2013

T.L.C.

Author: Robert Moulthrop
Evelyn Coleman is a nurse; she has developed ways to cope with her difficult life. When she discovers her son is engaged, she decides she will literally do anything to get him back.
Content Advisory: Language, drugs and alcohol, addiction
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Talk to me about Shame

Author: Julian Goldhagen
A multimedia solo performance piece wherein the experience of shame is explored in order to reconfigure relationships to shame from ones that are isolating to ones that nurture community bonds.
Content Advisory: Nudity, sexual content
1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 10/21/2013

That's All I Got

Author: Addie Walsh
Addie lets it all hang out as she offers up her wacky journey to be creative and start anew as a divorced baby boomer and retired soap opera writer with an empty nest, too much time on her hands and too many poodles…still haunted by her twilighty-zoned-out dysfunctional family.
Content Advisory: Some strong language and curse words
1 Act, 25 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/13/2015

The Bark & the Tree

Author: Vivian Nesbitt
With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/10/2014

The Doctor Is NOT In

Author: Nancy Redman
A sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates.
Content Advisory: Very little adult language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 9/17/2015

The Echoes Off the Wall Underground Are Louder Than Your Footsteps Above Me

Author: Anthony Nikolchev
A man, salesman, an Orpheus of Dostoevsky’s creation and Witkacy’s nightmare, selling what people don’t need in a time when people have nothing until the unbearable happens, taking the audience through a schizophrenic waltz on the precipice of the recession.
Content Advisory: Brief strong language
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/15/2013

The Event

Author: John Clancy
A playful, meta-theatrical examination of the act of watching and performing a one-man show.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 63 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 6/15/2011

The Good Adoptee

Author: Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 2/25/2016

The Hound

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Locking himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being,’ a discredited archeologist obsessed with the Occult recounts a gruesome series of occurrences surrounding the theft of an ancient amulet... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/1/2014

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author: Eric Samuelsen
A harrowing exploration of the mind of a man driven mad by unfulfilled passions and Beethoven’s music, freely adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s novella.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/22/2016

The Metamorphosis

Author: J.B. Alexander
A struggling writer is transformed into Franz Kafka.
Content Advisory: some adult language
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males, 2 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 2/14/2013

The Next Best Thing

Author: Antonio Sacre
The solo performer tells about his delight and ecstasy at finding his perfect woman when both were working in a Chicago Theatre.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations, including strong sexual language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 1/26/2013

The Pink Unicorn

Author: Elise Forier Edie
A Christian widow must choose sides in her conservative Texas town, after her teenage daughter announces she is "gender queer" and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
Content Advisory: A few curse words
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/28/2014

The Presentation

Author: David L. Hudacek
A business lecture that quickly unravels into a story of romantic quest, madness, and redemption.
Content Advisory: Strong language
1 Act, 17 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/28/2016

The Rope in Your Hands

Author: Siobhan O'Loughlin
Thirteen survivors tell their stories of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Content Advisory: Explicit Language.
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/10/2015

The Songs of Robert

Author: John Crutchfield
A folk musical for one performer with a motley cast of characters that tells the story of a lonely teenager growing up in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 8 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 7/5/2011

The Ultimate Stimulus

Author: Felipe Ossa
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist who has a solution to rising income inequality: master-concubine relationships.
Content Advisory: This outrageous proposal is performed as a TED-style talk that imagines what might happen to our society if the rich were forced to take on concubines whom they mentor, sponsor, and sleep with. So, yes, sex is very much involved, but it’s described in a mostly playful, often bizarre and cartoonish, manner.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 12/9/2014

The Women in Me

Author: Charly E. Simpson
A one-woman show that explores and interrogates the stories and histories, the people and pain, the hauntings and ghosts that reside in the body and the words of one black woman.
Content Advisory: Strong language and themes.
1 Act, 45 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/21/2014

The Year I Was Gifted

Author: Monica Bauer
A true gay-straight love story, in 1969, a scholarship kid from Nebraska meets her first gay friend at a boarding school for the arts, leading to a decision that will change both their lives forever.
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 55 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 2/2/2014

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Greg Oliver Bodine
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness.
Content Advisory: 0
1 Act, 65 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/12/2014

There Is No Good News

Author: David Mogolov
Tying together stories of fryolators, fake lawyers, junk science, tweakers, financial schemers and bomb threats, David Mogolov frisks his life experience for a single bit of wisdom he can share with his baby daughter.
Content Advisory: Strong language, drug references
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 2/15/2013

Thread

Author: Elena Zucker
The inadvertent “like” of a politically-charged Facebook status— a call for a third Palestinian uprising-- unravels a life, and dismantles the borders between Jew and Arab, past and present, time and space.
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1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Time's Scream and Hurry

Author: Paul Hoan Zeidler
Three searing single actor dramas linked by anger, violence, recovery and the ineffable moments that live above time’s scream and hurry.
Content Advisory: Explicit language, sexual situations. Sexual assault and bondage/S&M are described, but not dramatized.
2 Acts, 115 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/5/2015

Today It's Me

Author: Donald Molosi
This play chronicles a slice in the life of Uganda’s biggest musical superstar of the 1980’s: his musicology and AIDS activism.
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1 Act, 45 Minutes
0 Females, 3 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 6/25/2014

Trevor's Fire

Author: Ann Morrison
Trevor, a magnificent seven year old labeled with ADHD streaks through a world that asks him to be “normal” until a stranger sees his fire as an extraordinary gift.
Content Advisory: NA
0 Acts, 70 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 2/26/2013

True Theater Critic

Author: Omar Sangare
This one-person show, a dark comedy from the point of view of a critic, explores themes related to artistic creation.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 55 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011

Uncle Philip's Coat

Author: Matty Selman
A young man inherits an old, tattered coat from his late, homeless uncle and finds in its storied threads that it is the coat of dreamers.
Content Advisory: N/A
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 1/27/2016

Undead Anonymous

Author: Gina Femia
A solo show that explores what it might be like if a vampire, zombie, mummy, ghost and woman cursed with eternal life started a support group.
Content Advisory: Some strong language
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 2/14/2015

Up to the Sky

Author: Antonio Sacre
The play humorously tackles the mother/son relationship from birth through a collection of stories of a son and his chain-smoking mom, a nurse who raised her boys alone and cursed like the working-class Irish girl from south Boston she was.
Content Advisory: strong language and adult situations and was intended for adult audiences
1 Act, 60 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 1/26/2013

Vacation! All I Ever Wanted

Author: Bricken Sparacino
Bricken shares her love of life, adventure and ponies with humor and heart in this solo show about vacations.
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1 Act, 60 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/24/2014

Voices from Ellis Island

Author: Pippa White
The amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of immigrants who came through "the front door to freedom" from 1890 to 1930.
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1 Act, 70 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1994
Date Added: 2/15/2015

Voices from the Resistance

Author: Pippa White
Stories of ordinary people who fought the underground war against Hitler, leading Jews to freedom, rescuing Allied soldiers, printing newspapers, risking their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich.
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1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 2/16/2015

We Crazy, Right?

Author: Jeff Seabaugh
Toss together two gay white guys, three Dominican kids, gay marriage, foster care and adoption and watch a June Cleaver wannabe stay-at-home dad battle his inner Roseanne
Content Advisory: Some Strong Language
1 Act, 80 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 11/5/2012

Whales & Souls

Author: Andrew Kramer
A small conservative village is visited by a strange creature, causing everything to change.
Content Advisory: Strong Language. Sexual content.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/7/2016

Wonder Bread

Author: Danusia Trevino
With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world.
Content Advisory: Adult language: very little and it is done with humor
1 Act, 80 Minutes
10 Females, 12 Males, 1 Gender Neutral
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/20/2011

Word Painting: Soliloquies Around An Easel

Author: Ann Morrison
A woman inspired by her own experience of life modeling, takes a profound look at her late mother, an artist and true "Renaissance Woman," through the personalities around an art easel: the Model, the Student-Artist, the Critic and the Art itself, leading her audience through a deeply poetic, lyrical dance.
Content Advisory: Mature subject matter
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 3/3/2014

Worst Year Ever

Author: Charlotte Miller
Welcome to a short presentation about why Charlotte Walker Miller, age 12, is having the worst year ever.
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1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Female, 0 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 9/8/2013

XY(T)

Author: Kestryl Cael Lowrey
Filled with testosterone and transgression, masculinity and mayhem, this playful solo performance charts one queer’s quest for a gender that makes sense.
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexually explicit
1 Act, 50 Minutes
1 Gender Neutral Character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 2/12/2012

Yeah, That Happened

Author: Nick Rafello
Once there was a little boy that believed he could fly and in the end, he does.
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations
1 Act, 60 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 5/6/2016

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

Author: Jeffrey Sweet
A solo piece about Jeffrey Sweet’s dealings with the pioneers of improvisation and how anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe led to a comedy renaissance in America.
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011